Community Shares Booster Programme
What is the Community Shares Booster Programme?
This £3 million programme is delivered by the Community Shares Unit and funded by Power to Change. It aims to support community business in launching their community shares offer and by matching the amount they are able to raise with an equity investment of up to £100,000.
Is it open for applications?
The Community Shares Booster Programme is now open for applications. Join our FAQs webinar on 3 July.
Who can apply?
Community businesses in the process of setting up and launching a community shares offer that can demonstrate high levels of community impact, innovation and engagement.
What can you apply for?
- Equity investments of up to £100,000 to match what societies can raise through community shares. Match funding will be in the form of equity held on equal terms with other community shareholders.
- Development grants of up to £10,000 to help societies get investment ready and meet standards of good practice.
Community Shares Step-by-Step is an online tool that enables you to work towards launching a community share offer. It is designed to help anyone considering raising community shares at any stage of development, from those investigating the idea for the very first time, to those who are on the verge of issuing an offer.